Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!
Today I’m giving you a little preview of a new 2018 blog post: Takeover Tuesday. I’m blessed to have Jaime Jo Wright as my first guest for this feature. Please welcome Jaime Jo!
Jaime Jo here! Super thankful Toni had me to visit today to chat about my Top 5 reads of 2017. It was super hard to narrow down to 5 and I feel like I’m leaving several out.
In no specific order …
1. My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas – by Erica Vetsch – I am a sucker for an Erica Vetsch historical romance. She’s my go-to for that genre and rarely (actually, I don’t think ever) disappoints. So if you’re a historical romance junkie, Erica is the author FOR YOU!
2. Then There Was You – by, Kara Isaac – I’ve loved this book long before it went into print. I was blessed to read early versions and with each revision it just got better and better. For contemporary romance, Kara is definitely my go-to author, and her wit and dry sense of humor is totally up my alley!
3. Beyond Justice – by, Cara Putman – I really enjoy legal thrillers and suspense. Cara does a fabulous job of marrying the two with some romance and true, down-to-earth faith that brings her a notch about John Grisham in my book. Shhh, don’t tell Mr. Grisham!
4. The Mark of the King – by, Jocelyn Green – Historicals can be hit and miss for me when romance isn’t thick. Sometimes I get bogged down by too much detail, or the story just seems too often like reading a history book. NOT SO with Jocelyn Green’s novel. I devoured it. Completely. Well, not completely, ‘cause that’d mean I actually ate it, which I didn’t. I just … oh nevermind. Make it a must-read on your list!
5. Lady Jayne Disappears – by, Joanne Davidson Politano – Loved every nuance of this gothic, romantic, Jane-Eyre-ish novel. It’s mystery and it’s history and it’s romance-y all in one.
There you have it! My TOP 5 for 2017!!!
About the Author
Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com.
The House on Foster Hill
The Blurb: “Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–including her own–are lost?”